1. The teacher allowed us … reference material while writing the report.
a) to use b) using c) use d) used
2. They expected the meeting … in a conference hall.
a) to hold b) to be held c) holding d) to be holding
3. What makes him … so jealous of his friends’ success?
a) to be b) being c) be d) to have been
4. I hope … Baranovichi State University.
a) for entering b) to enter c) of entering d) entering
5. I want my brother … the work as soon as possible.
a) finishing b) to finish c) finishes d) finish
6. Could you help me … the work as soon as possible?
a) finishing b) in finishing c) with finishing d) to finish
7. A passer-by asked me how … to the railway station.
a) can get b) get c) getting d) to get
8. The tourists expected the hotel … much better.
a) be b) being c) of being d) to be
9. I would like my daughter … back home earlier.
a) come b) coming c) to come d) to be coming
10.A thermometer is used … the temperature.
a) take b) for taking c)taking d) to take
11…. The traffic was bad, I arrived on time.
a) although b) in spite of c) despite d) because of
12.Kate might phone tonight. I don’t want to go out … she phones.
a) because b) because of c) in case d) if
13.A dog ran out in front of the car … we were driving along the road.
a) in case b) as c) if d) when
14.The doorbell rang … we were asleep.
a) as b) just as c) when d) while
15.After the interruption, the speaker went on talking … nothing had happened.
a) as b) as if c) like d) without
16.My father is a terrible driver. He drives … he were the only driver on the road.
a) as b) like c) as if d) how
17.I wish I … so rude to her yesterday.
a) wasn’t b) weren’t c) hasn’t been d) hadn’t been
18.I wish I … to work.
a)hadn’t have b) don’t have c) didn’t have d) hadn’t had
19.I wish you … with me at the sea.
a) had been b) were c) has been d) would be
20.I wish she … me last night.
a) called b) calls c) has called d) had called
21.I wish I … taller, because I am not very tall.
a) were b) would have been c) would be d) will be
22.I wish I … on holiday with you, but I am busy tomorrow.
a) would go b) would have gone c) went d) could go
23.I wish the car … faster.
a) would go b) would have gone c) went d) will go
24.I wish I … your advice that day.
a) took b) had not taken c) would not taken
d) would not have taken
25.I wish she … to the theatre with us last Friday.
a) came b) will come c)would come
d) could have come
26.I wish I … everything to you yesterday.
a)could explain b) explained c) could have explained
d) have explained
27.I wish you … talking now.
a) to stop b) stopped c) will stop d) would stop
28.I wish they … arguing because they make me nervous.
a) will stop b) would stop c) stop d) would have stopped
29.If I were you I … a contract with this firm.
a) would not sign b) will not sign c) will not have signed
d) would not have signed
30.If I … a lot of money I would buy a house at the seaside.
a) will have b) had c) have d) have had
1. Translate the following sentences. Pay attention to the words in italics.
1. You must have seen those computer games – they have been heavily advertised on TV and all the Sunday papers.
2. To promote their new brand of shampoo, they are selling it at half price for a month. 3. In order to market a product well you need to be aware of public demand. 4. Like most Hollywood movies it was so hyped up that when I saw it I felt rather disappointed. 5. The author used the opportunity of appearing on TV to give his latest book a plug. 6. Revlon is really pushing its new range of beauty creams. 7. At this time of year, the papers are full of advertisements for skiing holidays.
2. Think of the synonyms to the following words. Consult a good dictionary if necessary.
4. Like any other sphere of business, advertising means tough competition first of all. The following words will help you in the situation when you are to describe this toughness.
Compete, vie, be in competition with, fight, contest, pit oneself against, competitor, rival, battle, straight fight, rivalry, competition, competitive, t-throat, dog-eat-dog, rat race.
Try to define the right sentence for the words above. Change their forms if necessary. Some words can be used twice.
1. This computer firm is strong enough … on equal terms at home and abroad. 2. Advanced technology and low wage costs are helping the Taiwanese firms … internationally. 3. His restaurant is now so good that it … … … some of the best in London. 4. If you want the job, you’ll have … for it.5. The two major tabloid newspapers … with each other for the best stories. 6. In a desperate bid to dominate the market, they had … … … the giants of the computer industry. . The leadership election will be … by four candidates. 8. … for these jobs is very tough – we have over 200 applicants for just six posts. 9. These acting awards are … in an atmosphere of intense rivalry. 10. In such a fiercely … environment, it’s inevitable that some companies will go out of business. 11. Their company was our main … for that share of the market. 12. There is … competition between drug companies these days. 13. There was a long … for control of the publishing company. 14. Advertising is a … business. 15. The stress of the … … is a major cause of health problems. 16. With only two candidates left, it will be a … … between them for the post. 17. This information is secret, which could be of great value to our … .